From cargo to Kurgo: a dog-friendly office refit

From cargo to Kurgo: a dog-friendly office refit

When American dog supplies and accessories company Kurgo outgrew their Massachusetts headquarters, they used recycled shipping containers to transform their existing warehouse space into a colourful, canine wonderland. Owners Kitter and Gordie Spater teamed up with...
Chicago Pop Up Shop Spurs Boom in Business

Chicago Pop Up Shop Spurs Boom in Business

What do you do when your city is chequered with unused public spaces and littered with shipping container graveyards? In a word: Boombox. In 2013, the City of Chicago mapped out a plan to revive 600,000 square feet of public space by revamping 49 underutilised nooks,...
BBC Preaching From The Converted

BBC Preaching From The Converted

When 204 nations shipped their best athletes to London in 2012 for the Olympic Games, the BBC shipped in its £1 million studio from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa to capture the action.. With cost and environmental impact in mind, BBC contracted the team at...
Architecture Meets Cargotecture

Architecture Meets Cargotecture

When you’re in the business of designing cutting-edge habitats for people and companies, it makes sense for your own headquarters to reflect your vision, innovation and capability. Japanese architecture firm Daiken-Met obviously had this in mind when they set up shop...
GitHub Cracks the Container Code

GitHub Cracks the Container Code

When it comes to hip, collaborative workspaces, the San Francisco HQ of tech disruptor and social-coding startup GitHub is at the top of the game. Fitted out with repurposed shipping containers, the space is an eclectic creative hub where the industrial past meets the...
Funky London Arts Quarter At Container City II

Funky London Arts Quarter At Container City II

Touted as the world’s most famous container building, Container City II is a bright, bold vision, jutting out from the otherwise grey waters of the river Thames at Trinity Buoy Wharf. With its uneven ziggurat shape and vivid colours, the unmistakeable structure is...